Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Japan researchers unveil robot suit for farmers

The 25-kilogramme (55-pound) device is designed to assist elderly farmers who need support for their leg muscles and joints when they keep a crouching position or lift their arms high.

In a demonstration, a person wearing the suit pulled radishes from the ground and picked oranges from high branches like a robot.

Just what the hell is it with robots and farmers lately anyway?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good idea really. If it increases productivity and sustainability. What next, a robot suite for jacking off? Or maybe that would be 'jacking in'?